And this bothers me. Furthormore, just looking at the state of protoss, and it seems they're just doing a whole bunch of all in's as well. What partly attracted me to Zerg was the macro oriented play, just defend, and you can win.
Thor drops, 5 warpgate all in, even cannon rushing has become a semi-standard play for PvZ, and it just seems to me like something horrible has happened in the SC2 community.
We're forgetting to adapt. Right now, of course, since SC2 is still in it's infantile years, all in's will be very powerful. And yes, I do have hope, I believe, that one day we will achieve greatness and balance akin to the holy game that is SCBW.
It just seems to me that instead of trying to actually balance the game with new strats, terran and even protoss to a lesser extent are just taking the attitude of "I can't win, zerg is op" and without even really trying just cheese every game, whether with marine and scvs to double starport banshee. And yes, sometimes that isn't cheese, just a well thought out reaction to a greedy zerg player. But sometimes it's just being lazy.
From what I hear in BW, they too, had this attitude of "Just gotta survive until the next patch, then I won't all in." But then one day, Blizzard just gave up on patches.
And you know what happened? SCBW became the most balanced game on earth as players actually STRIVED to make the game balanced.
Why doesn't terran get an early expo, heck, even make it a planatery fortress. I played a guy who mass expoed with planatery fortresses, and I couldn't kill it, because obviously I would've needed tier three and it was nowhere near that stage of the game.
Why not try more use of ravens, and not just mass ravens like one guy did. Just like two, and then push out?
Obviously not all of these will be effective. But the point is I don't see people trying. And that bothers me. I'm zerg, and back in the "dark ages" of zerg when people cried TERRAN OP, I didn't really believe it was really imbalanced. I believe it took more skill to play zerg, but that was it.
You know what happened? We adapted. We found new builds. We found 14 gas 14 pool, which adequedtly dealt with nearly any build the terran could throw at us early on.
What is terran doing? All in's. That's the main point I'm trying to make here. The way to win is through solid play, not cheeses/all in's. Which is why I hated seeing foxer cheese nearly every game in the GSL finals, which is why I hated seeing nearly every terran cheese. And some didn't, and they won. But when you have to resort to a 4 rax all in with scvs, I lose respect for those players. And I'm happy they lost(*cough* Rainbow *cough*).
I never did those "cheap" zerg builds. I don't baneling bust(unless for giggles), I don't 5RR, I don't speedling nydus all in. I play for a macro game.
To me, it really feels like the reason why zerg is doing better is because when zerg was "underpowered", or so it felt to some, we didn't resort to all in's, we found new builds. And that I believe led to more zergs becoming more solid at the fundamentals, which is why people cry "zerg OP" when really terran just has to adapt, and become more macro focused. Or at least find times to push out, without it being a marine/scv all in.
The way to win is through solid play, not through the use of "push and pray it works", the basis of all in's. And I admit some things are not all in's, like a simple 2 rax(not 4 rax) pressure onto 14 hatch, or even just a banshee(although if you build two and get cloak it certainly starts to become a cheese.) I'm just posting this because I've been thinking about this for a while, and wanted to see how other TLer's thought. So, if you're still reading, thanks.